Sunday, April 15, 2007

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I took The Girl to see TMNT today. I loved the Turtles as a kid, but was concerned about them revisiting the franchise. I have seen too many franchises revisited and ruined.

All I can say is that it was HAWESOME!! They didn't rehash the beginning of the turtles, they didn't remake the old movie, but continued the story from when the stuff in the 80's left off. Now I loved the original movies, with the turtle suits and all.

They updated it a little, not in the references, but April and KC are living together. April isn't a reporter but has a cargo business and knows about archeology. Not only that, but she has trained and kick but with a sword.

All the characters retained their original personalities. There is character development and a plot. The fight scenes were beautifully choreographed. Some will say, "But it was animated." All the fight scenes still have to be worked out. There is one where two characters are fighting on the roof top in the rain and the individual raindrops dripped down faces or bounced off.

Everyone that likes the Turtles should see this movie, hell, even if you are just a fan of action movies go see it.

A second try

I tried drawing Charlie Brown again. I used a grid, but didn't measure with a ruler. The grid was just to help be keep the proportions correct.